mis·​code ˌmis-ˈkōd How to pronounce miscode (audio)
miscoded; miscoding

transitive verb

: to code (something) incorrectly
miscoded the message
miscoded medical bills

intransitive verb

of a gene : to specify the wrong genetic code
miscoded for the wrong protein
miscode noun
plural miscodes
a genetic miscode
miscodes on an expense report

Examples of miscode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dispensaries intentionally miscode marijuana purchases as ATM withdrawals and then using a cashless ATM—that often looks identical to a card reader—take the funds from the customer’s account hassle-free. Amiah Taylor, Fortune, 1 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of miscode was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Miscode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscode. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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